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Ambiente 2012: Awards

In the light of the latest events, the official Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2012 (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) will be hosted by DMY Berlin (6-10.06). DMY Berlin has been commissioned by the Ministry of Economics and Technology to host the official Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2012 and thus succeeds the German Design Council as organisers of the prize.

The German Design Council has decided to award its own design prize now called the ‘German Design Award 2012’ – its first ceremony took place during the Ambiente Internationa Fair, on February 10, 2012. The ‘German Design Award 2012’ bears no relationship to the official Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) or to its hosts, DMY Berlin.

The German Design Council is an independent and internationally active institution that supports companies in efficiently communicating design expertise and also seeks to strengthen the broader general public’s understanding of design. The German Design Council was established as a foundation in 1953 by decree of the German Federal Parliament, and champions good design through its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications. The circle of trustee-sponsors currently comprises 170 companies from inside and outside Germany, who together employ more than 1.6 million people.

In the face of the increasing exchangeability of products and growing competition, design awards offer genuine added value. The German Design Award also attracts a great deal of interest on an international level. The award highlights a company’s or a designer’s skills and not least helps brands to position themselves more effectively within the international design market. Moreover, the German Design Award places high demands on its participants; it is bestowed for exceptional product and communications design as well as honours personalities from the design world whose work has raised the profile of design as an important economic factor. In addition, the Newcomer Award celebrates the junior designer of the year and includes a cash prize.

German Design Award 2012 – online exhibition

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